Joshua vs Povetkin

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  • Joshua vs Povetkin
  • 21-0-0 34-1-0
  • TKO 7 TKO 7
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Heavyweight
  • Tape
  • 28 age 39
  • 6' 6" / 198cm height 6' 2" / 188cm
  • 81.9" / 208cm reach 75.2" / 191cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD TKO TKO TKO TKO < form KO UD UD KO TKO <
  • 21 wins 34
  • 20 by ko 24
  • 95% Ko% 71%
  • 0 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2013 Debut 2005
  • tape rankings @ Heavyweight
  • WBA 2
  • WBC
  • WBO 1
  • IBF 3

Joshua vs Povetkin Info

Anthony Joshua beat Alexander Povetkin by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBA & WBO belts on the line.

Joshua vs Povetkin stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alexander Povetkin made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Joshua had a large advantage in power over Povetkin, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Povetkin's 71%.

Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 11 years, at 30 years old.

Joshua had a height advantage of 4 inches over Povetkin. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Joshua & Alexander Povetkin fought out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year and 3 months later than Povetkin, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 157 less professional rounds, 103 to Povetkin's 260.

Alexander Povetkin was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.

Joshua vs Povetkin form

Joshua had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Before that, he had won against Carlos Takam on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales.

He had beat Wladimir Klitschko on 29th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

Povetkin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Michael Hunter on 7th December 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Hughie Fury on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

Before that, he had won against David Price on 31st March 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.

He had defeated Christian Hammer on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Povetkin had been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 1 year 3 months and 20 days ago, while Alexander Povetkin's last outing had been 9 months and 14 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Povetkin start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:50 pm BST at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:50 pm EST or 1:50 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Povetkin?

Joshua vs Povetkin was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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